Throwback to our visit to the Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht last month. Having taught the building on paper and projector to my upper sixth it was a delicious revelation to experience the building in person.
The two storey house was made by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld in 1924, for widow Truus Schröder who had plenty of input in the design. She wanted a house with flexible room arrangements that would allow her to be closer to her three kids. The upstairs is so cool: the walls can slide on runners to reformulate the space for night-time sleeping or daytime living. There’s a strong inside-outside connection too: many “transitional” areas exist in the form of balconies, aligning doors, wrapping windows and a vertical shaft that cuts through all floors to the roof. The sense of flow from outside to inside is also aided by the rectilinear lines and planes typical of the Dutch modernist movement De Stijl.
And aside from all of the above it still felt weirdly homey: Rietveld went so far as to create a minuscule ledge for Truus’s watch (a slightly deeper ledge was for her alarms clock). So homey in fact that our guide told us someone on a tour once took a dump in the loo. #notcool#architecture#holland#house#home#interiors#interiordesign#interior#wow#thursday#throwbackthursday#loveit#potd#modern
Ready for pickup after some regular maintenance on this stunning Stingray. It always put a smile on my face when the owner (born in 1932) collect is car and drive it back home! #corvette#stingray#muslecar#chevrolet#loveit